Matt Phelps Fay Lim
Communications Specialist II Communications Supervisor
Director Kelly Snyder joins Public Works Board for second time, County Engineer Doug McCormick to serve on County Road Administration Board
EVERETT, Wash., September 1, 2021 – Snohomish County Public Works Director Kelly Snyder and County Engineer/Deputy Director Doug McCormick were hired into their current positions based on their knowledge, experience and leadership – now state leaders are following suit. Snyder was recently appointed by Gov. Jay Inslee to serve on the Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) and McCormick was appointed by the Washington State Association of Counties (WSAC) to the County Road Administration Board (CRAB) earlier this summer.
“These are amazing opportunities for both of us to serve Washington State and give back to the community,” Snyder said. “Infrastructure doesn’t end at the county line. We are eager to support these organizations and the communities across the state that benefit from their funding and services.”
Snyder was nominated by WSAC for the nearly five-year term. Earlier in her career she served as the PWB Executive Director from 2005-2008. The State Legislature created the PWB in partnership with local governments to assist in addressing local infrastructure needs. It operates a revolving loan program funded by a dedicated local funding pool and appropriated by the State legislature. The PWB is a part of the Washington State Department of Commerce.
McCormick will represent the Washington State Association of County Engineers (WSACE) during his four-year term on the CRAB. He also serves on the on the WSACE board as the Western District Representative.
“CRAB is such a great statewide organization and is a great resource to Snohomish County,” McCormick said. “It is great to be able to return the favor and lend my knowledge to their objectives in support of all our Washington counties.”
CRAB was created by the Legislature in 1965 to provide oversight of Washington's 39 county road departments. The agency receives funding from a portion of the counties' Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax (MVFT) withheld for state supervision, and from a small portion of the grant programs under CRAB's administration.
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About Snohomish County Public Works
Snohomish County Public Works is responsible for approximately 1,600 miles of county roads, more than 200 bridges and manages about 200 traffic control signals. The department also processes nearly 600,000 tons of garbage per year. Its mission is to focus on safety and mobility while practicing fiscal responsibility and preserving the environment. Public Works has won numerous state and national honors for its work and is the largest department within Snohomish County government with approximately 500 employees plus seasonal staff. Its main office is located at 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/PublicWorks or follow the department on Facebook and Twitter for more
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